Capitals 6 - Penguins 3
It took us this long to actually be able to talk about this game. For some reason, unlike any other game, we took this very hard.
Maybe it was because Rob Scuderi got a puck to the forehead from Mike Green. And Max Talbot injured something in his upper body. And Sidney Crosby was in so much pain.
Or maybe it was because Alex Ovechkin made sure to rub it in that he scored twice. One goal was because he tripped Jordan Staal to get to the puck. And the second was because it deflected off of Ryan Whitney's skate.
Oh, oh or maybe it was because Alex Ovechkin literally pushed Hal Gill out of the way to celebrate a goal then yelled at the Penguins bench. We don't know why but that honestly pissed us off more than anything else.
There are honestly nights like the last one where you are just happy that 1. no one died, 2. the Penguins didn't get shut out and 3. Ryan Whitney scored.
Everyone's injured and close to the brink of death. The Penguins are like ninetieth in the league and totally out of the play off equation. No one knows what is going on.
So, we had to find positive things about this game just to make it home without driving off the 10th Street bridge. Either by accident from all the snow or just to end it all.
The Washington Capitals are disgusting.
We don't remember a team being this dirty except for the Philadelphia Flyers in the play offs. The Capitals were taking shots at the Penguins smallest players, making sure that they hurt them.
There were so many instances of the Capitals just completely destroying the boys. Dustin Jeffrey got a glove thrown at his face, Sidney Crosby was submarined twice and Hal Gill was high-sticked.
We actually lost count of how many times Alex Ovechkin charged a Penguin player from behind.
And if he yelled about a goal one more time Noodles was going to charge the glass and rip his f-ing vocal chords out.
The referees were insane. They missed calls everywhere, calling Brashear for a high-sticking penalty when Eric Godard was the guilty party. Miroslav Satan was tripped and no call. We just couldn't wrap our heads around the idiocy that these refs were dealing with.
There were a couple things that stopped us from jumping from the F balcony and they were:
1. Kris Letang being praised by Bob Errey and Paul Steigerwald, they called him "a beauty." Whatev, you crazy Lemangs.
2. Ryan Whitney's first goal this season. And oh my Gary Roberts, Noodles is now pregnant with triplets from that goal. The PuckHuffers were the first people to find out.
3. Jordan Staal owning face-offs. Who does bitch think he is? Mike Zigomanis?
4. Alex Goligoski owning Alex Ovechkin one-on-one and it wasn't even our imaginations.
5. The boys stuck up for their captain when Ovechkin tried to run him. That's one reason why we love this team.
And we are out.